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Conclusion: The Complexity of Small Things

DAVID GARY SHAW

in The Creation of a Community: The City of Wells in the Middle Ages

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198204015
eISBN:
9780191676086
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198204015.003.0010
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

Although Wells was a town of, at best, medium size throughout the Middle Ages, it was a surprisingly complex place and yet it easily kept its identity, because of the continuation of institutions ... More


Martin Wells Knapp and the Origins of the Radical Holiness Movement

William Kostlevy

in Holy Jumpers: Evangelicals and Radicals in Progressive Era America

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195377842
eISBN:
9780199777204
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195377842.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Church History

The MCA was the product of a division in the holiness movement between traditionalist moderates who remained loyal to the old denominations and radicals who wanted to form new bodies committed to ... More


Act Two: Tragedy and Triumph

F. E. Peters

in Jesus and Muhammad: Parallel Tracks, Parallel Lives

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199747467
eISBN:
9780199894796
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199747467.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This chapter traces what might be called the “Second Act” in the lives of the two religious figures: the historical circumstances of Jesus’ last days in Jerusalem and the plot against his life, his ... More


Out of the Silent Planet: Cosmic Anthropology: Race and Reason on Planet Mars

Sanford Schwartz

in C. S. Lewis on the Final Frontier: Science and the Supernatural in the Space Trilogy

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195374728
eISBN:
9780199871506
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195374728.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

This chapter examines the first novel in the series, Out of the Silent Planet. It is based on the premise that the physically damaged but “unfallen” world of Malacandra (Mars) is a sublimated or ... More


Abbots, Bishops, Thegns, or Communities: Who was Responsible for Somerset's Champion Countryside?

Stephen Rippon

in Beyond the Medieval Village: The Diversification of Landscape Character in Southern Britain

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199203826
eISBN:
9780191708282
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199203826.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

This chapter explores who was responsible for shaping the character of the medieval landscape in Somerset. The potential role of Glastonbury Abbey is examined through a comparison of their manors ... More


Pseudonymity, Third‐personality, and Anonymity as Disturbances in fin de siècle Auto/biography: ‘Mark Rutherford’, George Gissing, Edmund Gosse and Others

Max Saunders

in Self Impression: Life-Writing, Autobiografiction, and the Forms of Modern Literature

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199579761
eISBN:
9780191722882
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199579761.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This is the first of four chapters exploring the turn‐of‐the‐century disturbances in the relation between life‐writing and fiction. It argues that ‘autobiography’ begins to seem a problematic ... More


Science and the Supernatural: Among Genres I

John Wilson Foster

in Irish Novels 1890-1940: New Bearings in Culture and Fiction

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199232833
eISBN:
9780191716454
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199232833.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter analyzes science fiction and the supernatural in Irish novels. These include books such as H. G. Wells' The Time Machine and Robert Cromie's The Crack of Doom. Several ghost stories are ... More


The Fictional Future

Robin Le Poidevin

in The Images of Time: An Essay on Temporal Representation

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199265893
eISBN:
9780191708619
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199265893.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Some fictions, such as H. G. Wells's The Time Machine and J. B. Priestley's Time and the Conways, represent the future as fixed, i.e., as completely determinate. Yet standard accounts of truth in ... More


James Wells (1803–1872)

Ian J. Shaw

in High Calvinists in Action: Calvinism and the City - Manchester and London, c. 1810-1860

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199250776
eISBN:
9780191600739
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199250774.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

The Strict Baptist James Wells ministered in Southwark, South London, an area of acute poverty and social need. When the Surrey Tabernacle was rebuilt as the New Surrey Tabernacle in Walworth, Wells ... More


The Vanishing Act of Commercialism: Selfridges, Modernity, and the Purified Marketplace

Elizabeth Outka

in Consuming Traditions: Modernity, Modernism, and the Commodified Authentic

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195372694
eISBN:
9780199871704
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195372694.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter argues that modernity in Britain was shaped in part by an explosion of department store efforts to sell authenticity through advertising and interior design. The chapter focuses on the ... More


Robert Paul and the Origins of British Cinema

Ian Christie

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780226105628
eISBN:
9780226610115
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226610115.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Responsibility for the invention of moving pictures has traditionally been contested, largely between American and French pioneers, with some recognition of early achievements in England. But the ... More


Modernism, Internationalism and the Russian Revolution

David Ayers

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780748647330
eISBN:
9781474453820
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748647330.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Modernism, Internationalism and the Russian Revolution examines responses to the Russian Revolution and the formation of the League of Nations in literature and journalism in the years following ... More


Monsters of Empire: Conrad and Lawrence

Chris Baldick

in In Frankenstein's Shadow: Myth, Monstrosity, and Nineteenth-Century Writing

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198122494
eISBN:
9780191671432
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198122494.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

H. G. Wells may have brought the Frankenstein myth's fictional exploitation to one kind of dead end in The Invisible Man, but in The Island of Doctor Moreau he had opened it out in another direction ... More


Maps of Utopia: H. G. Wells, Modernity and the End of Culture

Simon J. James

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199606597
eISBN:
9780191738517
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199606597.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

H. G. Wells is one of the most widely read writers of the twentieth century, but until now the aesthetics of his work have not been investigated in detail. Maps of Utopia tells the story of Wells’s ... More


Literary Bioethics: Animality, Disability, and the Human

Maren Tova Linett

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781479801268
eISBN:
9781479801299
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479801268.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Literary Bioethics reads four novels as thought experiments through which to grapple with questions of value regarding animal lives, old lives, disabled lives, and engineered lives. Drawing from ... More


To Keep the Waters Troubled: The Life of Ida B. Wells

Linda O. McMurry

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195139273
eISBN:
9780199848911
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195139273.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

In the generation that followed Frederick Douglass, no African American was more prominent, or more outspoken, than Ida B. Wells. Her crusade against lynching in the 1890s made her famous, or ... More


Introduction: On Literary Records and Discursive Possibilities

Sandra Gunning

in Rape, Race, and Lynching: The Red Record of American Literature, 1890–1912

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195099904
eISBN:
9780199855100
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195099904.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This book was created as a means to uncover ways in which Americans of both races contribute to a continual renegotiation and redefinition of terms and boundaries of the sectional and national issue ... More


Black Women and White Terrorism: Ida B. Wells, David Bryant Fulton, Pauline E. Hopkins, and the Politics of Representation

Sandra Gunning

in Rape, Race, and Lynching: The Red Record of American Literature, 1890–1912

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195099904
eISBN:
9780199855100
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195099904.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

In this chapter, the author presents a comparative study of two largely ignored black novels that focus on the suppressed presence of black women within the economy of racial violence. Looking at the ... More


Ameritopias: Transatlantic Fictions of England's Future

Genevieve Abravanel

in Americanizing Britain: The Rise of Modernism in the Age of the Entertainment Empire

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199754458
eISBN:
9780199933143
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199754458.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism, World Literature

In the early twentieth century, the United States excited a range of utopian and dystopian energies in Britain. Authors who might ordinarily seem to have little in common—Rudyard Kipling, H.G. Wells, ... More


The Creation of a Community: The City of Wells in the Middle Ages

David Gary Shaw

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198204015
eISBN:
9780191676086
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198204015.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

This book is a history of the city of Wells in the Middle Ages. The book makes full use of the archives of Wells to trace its growth from a rural manor into the prosperous borough it became by the ... More


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